Posted: October 27, 2013
Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 album AM is a dark and foreboding collection of snarling guitar rockers, and the quartet recently unleashed two of them on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
With frontman Alex Turner’s vocals weaving their way through the Black Sabbath-inspired licks, Arctic Monkeys turned out “R U Mine” and “Do I Wanna Know?” on Kimmel‘s outdoor stage.
Watch both performances below and visit Arctic Monkeys’ official Facebook page for a full list of tour dates.
Posted: October 25, 2013
Reviewer Chris Vinnicombe dispelled the belief that Gretsch guitars are only for “rockabilly outlaws and retro rock ‘n’ roll gunslingers,” and noted that the Gretsch G6139T-CBDC is a great example of rock-and-roll-meets-Chet Atkins.
“If you can bring yourself to back off the gain, there’s still plenty of Chet here, too, and for that Beatles For Sale/Help!-era Harrison sound simply flip the pickup selector to the middle setting and dial in a suitably bright amp tone,” said Vinnicombe.
Check out the full review here, and watch the video demo below:
Posted: October 22, 2013
Canadian artist Tim Chaisson teamed up with Australian icon Diesel (Mark Lizotte) to perform “Speak Easier” on Australia’s The Morning Show, which made for an appearance of Diesel’s Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Squareneck Resonator.
Posted: October 17, 2013
Irish indie outfit Two Door Cinema Club recently took part in CBS’ award-winning webcast series Live on Letterman.
During their showcase at New York’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater Two Door Cinema Club performed several tracks from their new EP, Changing of the Seasons, as well as hits from their previous albums.
Watch “What You Know” and “Something Good Can Work” off debut album Tourist History and the title track of their new EP.
Posted: October 14, 2013
Premier Guitar recently caught up with Doug “Red” Redler, otherwise known as longtime tech for the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, to run through the gear Robinson is using on the band’s latest tour.
While looking at Robinson’s guitars, Redler pulled out several Gretsch gems, including a Japanese-made Black Falcon and a Streamliner (see photo above) that was was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and repaired by Steve Stern of the Gretsch Custom Shop.
Redler explained that the Streamliner is used on the songs ”Feather” and “Good Morning Captain,” noting that Robinson likes it for “anything that gets really loud with a lot of feedback.”
Check out Robinson’s collection in the clip below and visit the Black Crowes’ official website for more information.
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